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Poster: turnphilup Date: Aug 2, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Jerry Movie Announced..

Yeah this was discussed a few weeks back. Since then, I saw the movie "I'm not there", a sort of cryptic movie on Robert Zimmerman. Although I enjoyed the movie, I think a lot of things were missing, that could have been done to shine a little more light on Bob. They did do a good job in some scenes of portraying the many variables of Bob's influences and personality's, but I think that was also what was part of the problem, there was just to much of his life to try and cover in a 90 minute movie. Kudos for the Garcia movie for stopping before he starts out with the Warlocks, but these things never turn out the way you would hope. What I want, is a Ken Burns type of Dead Doc for DVD, broken down into various chapters of time in the life of the Dead. You could divide up shows by certain years, or keyboardists, or 5 year increments, something of that nature. A documentary, that tries to explain to the common folk what this band was really all about, but also keeps us heads watching without wincing and rolling our eyes, and saying "goddamn I declare, how could they have left that out". Oh well, its nice to dream.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 2, 2010 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Jerry Movie Announced..

Best movie idea yet! Anyone know Ken Burns?

I guess the idea for the film is something like Nowhere Boy, about John Lennon. That was one of the films available on my loooong international flight last week, and it kept me entertained, but overall I wasn't impressed. I never really thought I was watching John Lennon -- just a movie with some facts of his life shoehorned into an overall theme. I think that's what we'd see with the Garcia movie: a coming-of-age film, with unconvincing actors and atmosphere. Reasonably engaging, but not Jerry.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-08-03 01:22:07